The 2019 edition

Flip Jansen – the Aprilfeest paper bags

April 13 – May 3, 2019 in Café Bern


The legendary festivities on Amsterdam’s Nieuwmarkt, during one week at the end of Aprll (in Dutch: ‘Aprilfeesten’), are a tradition that has been carried on for already 32 years. Or is it 33 years? Nobody knows for sure.

During the first years, posters were being printed to announce the ‘Aprilfeesten’. But 1996 was the first year of the intriguing ‘Aprilfeest paper bags’. They have been around ever since and have become true collector’s items. Every year Flip Jansen creates a new linocut

From 4:00-6:00 p.m. you can come and see the exhibition at your ease. Or late at night, after 11:00 p.m., when the rather busy dinner time has finished and a lovely relaxed “after hours” atmosphere has descended on Café Bern.

Please find below an overview of the complete collection of ‘Aprilfeest paper bags’.

1996 edition

2000 edition

2004 edition

2008 edition

2012 edition

2015 edition

1997 edition

2001 edition

2005 edition

2009 edition

2012 deluxe edition

2016 edition

1998 editon

2002 edition

2006 edition

2010 edition

2013 edition

2016 edition

1999 edition

2003  edition

2007 edition

2011 edition

2014 edition

2016 edition

Flip Jansen,
the man who has been
creating the Aprilfeest bags
since 1996,
working on one his designs

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